Molly Moore

Written By: admin
Date: November 14th, 2013
Category: Health
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Fundraising for a special cause
Meet Molly Moore, the daughter of one of our clients...

This is the story of one of our clients and his daughter, Jason and Molly Moore. Molly suffered a stroke 4 years ago at the age of just 6 years old leaving her unable to swallow, speak or walk…

 

 

Molly was diagnosed with PHACE syndrome in 2004 after she suffered a small stroke at only 17 months old. On August 26th 2009 aged 6 years 3 months, Molly suffered a massive brain haemorrhage and a second stroke which affected her motor control. She spent 3 weeks on life support in intensive care at Great Ormond Street, and a further 5 weeks on the wards at GOS and Addenbrookes hospitals.
After Molly’s stroke, Jason and his family feared the worst. Molly had lost the ability to move, speak or swallow. Please see the report and watch the video here by the BBC to find out more about Molly and her story.

 

Molly is now 10 and is continuing to improve very well from when she first had her stroke, as can be seen here by the BBC report from October 2013. However, treatment to help Molly continue to improve her basic motor skills is very specialised. As you’ll see in the second report, Molly was treated with physiotherapy techniques used by astronauts! As you’ll also see in the report, Molly’s treatment is very expensive, some £4000 per treatment of which Molly requires four per year.

 

We at RHP are therefore writing to ask for your help in order to raise funds for Molly and her specialised treatment. Molly still has a long way to go and raising the funds needed for her physiotherapy will only help to continue her progression.

Our target, along with Jason is to raise the equivalent of one treatment’s worth of money; £4000, with some fundraising challenges.

 

Firstly, Jason is performing a sponsored weight loss challenge commencing Monday 11th November until Monday 23rd December. Jason has targeted a drop of 2 stone in the 6 weeks leading up to Christmas, meaning a drop of 2 kg per week!

 

lose-weight

 

But our main challenge leading up to Easter next year: we will be cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats, around 1000 miles.

 

Lands end to John o groats

 

I will write a post on this challenge nearer the time as we will be looking for people to join us at differnet parts of the ride!

 

In the meantime, if you would like to sponsor Jason on his weight loss challenge, please contact us with your details (name, address, date, how much you wish to donate) and see the link here which will direct you to Molly’s just giving page.

 

I will be putting weekly updates on Jason’s progress on facebook and through the website, so please keep an eye out.

 

I do hope you will all help us achieve our total target in any way you can. If you could sponsor Jason for his weight loss challenge, that would be a great start.

In the mean time if you have any other fundraising ideas  or would like to get involved somehow, please let me know.

 

Thanks for taking the time to read and watch the reports. It is greatly appreciated by both myself and Jason.

 

Yours in health.

 

Richard

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